copy field from one to another shapefile based on spatial overlap

Discussion created by tbaskaran on Jan 22, 2014
Hi all,

I have a shapefile with the location of cities (but no country-level information). I have another shapefile with country borders and country names. Both shapefiles have no common fields. I would like to associate the cities with their country based on the spatial overlap of the country borders and the cities. Basically, I would like to create a field in the cities-shapefile that includes the country name. Does anyone know how to do this in ArcGIS?

Thanks for your help!